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allowing hackermyer violated policies. but there was no criminal intent. >>> rupert murdoch has dropped his takeover bid. tina kraus reports for wjz from london. >> it's a stunning defeat for rupert murdoch's media empire. newscorps is withdrawing its $14 billion bid for the lucratifer british satellite company, be sky be. >> reporter: the pullout comes just hours after britain's phone hacking scandal hit the houses of parl parliament. >> what has happened at this company is disgraceful. it has to be addressed. and they need to stop thinking about mergers until they sort out the mess they've created. >> they have warned murdoch to back out. but newscorps folded first, saying it was too difficult to progress in the current climate. murdoch is facing charges that his paper, news of the world, hacked into phones. the study has also brought scandal to the prime minister. hiring andycologiston as his communications chief. police arrested colson last week, accusing him of lying about the hacking. >> what the public wants us to do is address this firestorm. they want us to sort out bad practices a
of -- records of 9/11 victims. >>> the phone hacking scandal that took down rupert murdoch's news of the world, could be spreading to its other papers. there are now reports journalists working at news international papers, including the sun and sunday times, hacked into the personal information of ex-prime minister gordon brown. things like his bank account. and his son's medical record. news international says it's investigating this latest charge. >> cannot go on like this. there will have to be some kind of massive, massive clearout of the stables really. it just looks terrible. >> reporter: murdoch is still supporting its embattled ceo, rebecca brooks. british police will question her later this week about the phone hacking cover-up that happened on her watch, at news around the world. >> london's daily mirror tabloid is hitting murdoch with corruption. the paper quotes an ex-new york city cop, saying "news of the world" reporters offered to pay him for phone records of the dead. >> reporter: the phone hacking scandal boiled over last week, with the case of millie dowler, a british teen m
schieffer. well, rupert murdoch called it the most humbling day of his life, and he said he was sorry, but it wasn't his fault and he wasn't resigning. then someone hit
this sunday. fallout from the phone hacking scandal is shutting down rupert murdoch's 168-year-old paper. reporters are accused of breaking into the voice mail of murder victims, the families of dead soldiers and celebrities. murdoch's son james made the announcement to staff, saying the news of the world is in the business of holding others to account, but it failed when it came to itself. there has been outrage across the country, even the british parliaments held an emergency session, expressing its disgust. >> reporter: the scandal has been growing wider by the day. london's police forces are under investigation for taking bribes from reporters, looking for tips. >> reporter: the latest victims of the hacking appear to be former boyfriends of princess diana, lawyers of james hewett, attorney for dodi fayed. big veterans groups already cut ties with the paper. >> anyone who was aware of it and knew what was going on should face charges. >> reporter: now, a new deal to take over british sky broadcasting could also fall apart. >> until you see this matter. >> news of the world says it i
, very serious. >> reporter: parliament grilled newscorps boss, rupert murdoch last week. >> reporter: the government backed investigation will look into allegations eavesdropping was happening at other media outlets, too. several journalists are on the panel, along with the former police chief, to help expose corrupt practices. police investigations are also under way. into hacking and bribery within the force. scotland yard is defending its officers. >> let me reassure you. corruption is in no way endemic, within the police service or within the metropolitan police. >> reporter: the acting commissioner says he regrets police officers allowed senior executives at news international to wine and dine them. he says an ethical adviser is now instructing the force, as scotland yard work toss repair its reputation. in london, tina kraus, wjz eyewitness news. >> once the public hearings began in september, britain's prime minister has given the panel 12 months to produce its first report. >> the hotel maid who accused a high-profile international banker of sexual assault is speaking out for
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